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Football Coaching, Performance and Development (with Scottish FA)

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

This degree programme – the first of its kind in Scotland - has been designed in collaboration with the Scottish Football Association to provide an holistic view of coaching within a football setting, using evidence based knowledge and learning to support the UEFA awards embedded into each year of the degree. At all times considering reality-based learning.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be a degree qualified coach in the many different facets of football, whilst also graduating with the UEFA C, Scottish FA Children’s Licence, UEFA B and UEFA Youth B licence diplomas. In your 4th year of study, you will be able to specialise by carrying out a relevant piece of research and where appropriate, start working towards your UEFA A Licence, UEFA Elite Youth A Licence, UEFA Goalkeeping A, or Scottish FA Advanced Children’s Licence as an integral part of the Work-Based Learning module.

In addition, upon successful completion of the modules relating to Performance Analysis and appropriate experience within a performance analysis role, you will be eligible for accreditation to the International Society for Performance Analysis of Sport (ISPAS) at levels 1 and 2 (membership fee payable to ISPAS by individuals).

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBC including one from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology at B plus Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BCCC including one from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology at B plus Maths at National 5.

For entry to Year 2 you will require 3 Advanced Highers at BCC including one from Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, Physical Education, Physics or Psychology plus Maths at National 5.

You will also require a Scottish FA 1.3. Level coaching qualification.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

C6R5

Course Length

4 years

Department

Sport and Exercise Science

SCQF Level

10